Cox Deaths, Another Voice Killing, and Red Dawn Coming

 (excerpt: Twilight Language)

Famed Australian award-winning filmmaker Paul Cox died Sunday, June 18, 2016. He was widely recognized as “Australia’s most prolific film auteur.”

Paul Cox
“Cox’s delicate films have been pockmarked with life’s uncertainty. Loneliness within relationships is a staple of the Cox oeuvre, too,” said his filmmaker collaborator and friend David Wenham.

Paul Cox was born Paulus Henrique Benedictus Cox on April 16, 1940, in Venlo, Limburg, the Netherlands, the son of Else (née Kuminack), a native of Germany, and Wim Cox, a documentary film producer. He is remembered for his documentaries like Vincent (1987), and his personal, lonely narrative fiction films, which in recent years, have mirrored his own challenges with a liver transplant.

Paul Cox’s death followed by two days the assassination in West Yorkshire, UK, of Jo Cox, the British Labour Party Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen.

Jo Cox

Helen Joanne “Jo” Cox (née Leadbetter) was born on 22 June 1974 in Batley, West Yorkshire, England, and raised in Heckmondwike. Her mother was a school secretary while her father worked in a toothpaste and hairspray factory. She was educated at Heckmondwike Grammar School, a state grammar school, where she was head girl. During summers, she worked packing toothpaste.

On June 16, 2016, Jo Cox was shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall, West Yorkshire, England, shortly before she was due to hold a constituency meeting. A 52-year-old man, Thomas Mair, shouted “Britain First!” during the attack. Thomas Alexander “Tommy” Mair (Mair meaning “Mary”) was born August 12, 1963 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. He was arrested in connection with Cox’s death and subsequently charged with murder and other offenses. Mair, charged in the killing of Jo Cox, stated his name as “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain” to UK Court.

The claims that Mair had allegedly bought a number of manuals from an extremist group in the US was uncovered by the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC), a civil rights organization in the US. It said Mair made the purchases between 1999 and 2003. Receipts for items also included Ich Kämpfe, an illustrated handbook issued to members of the Nazi party in 1942.

Cox appears to derive from the hills found in Carmarthenshire, Wales, where Cox may have been a topographic name for a man “from the red hills.” The meaning appears derived from cock or coch, and means “from the hills,” or from cocc, which means “the little,” or derived from coch, meaning “the Red.” Other forms point to the English, from Cocke in any the senses described + the suffix -s denoting “son of” or “servant of” Irish (Ulster), mistranslation of Mac Con Coille (“son of Cú Choille,” a personal name meaning “hound of the wood”), as if formed with coileach “cock,” “rooster,” the bird that heralds the dawn!

The recent wave of violence in Orlando began, you will recall, when singer Christina Grimmie, 22, who gained fame as a contestant on television singing contest The Voice, was hit by three shots at a concert in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, June 10, and died on June 11, 2016. (For twilight details, seehere.)

On Friday, June 17, 2016, Attrell Cordes, better known as Prince Be from the ’90s R&B duo P.M. Dawn, died at 46 from kidney disease. “Literally a Dawn Prince,” Robert Sullivan writes me.

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, another former contestant on the singing contest The Voice, the Mexican version, died after earlier being shot in Illinois. The death on Saturday of Alejandro “Jano” Fuentes, 45, was confirmed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The singer was shot three times in the head late Thursday in an ambush outside the Tras Bambalinas School, his performing arts studio on Chicago’s southwest side.
Grimmie had been shot three times in the head too.

Alejandro means “defender,” “protector of mankind.”

Jano is a form of John, “the grace or mercy of Jehovah,” “favor of the Lord.”
Fuentes is a Spanish surname meaning, “a spring,” “a well,” “a fountain.”

Various images of Orlando’s logo are based on their famed Lake Eola Park fountain.

Yesterday, I wrote of the potential for another Red Dawn on June 20th.

Less we forget, St. John’s Day/Midsummer’s Day revisits us again on June 24th. I have written extensively about St. John’s Day associations in 2015, and 2012. Being the anniversary of the “first” sighting in the “modern era of flying saucers,” the date of June 24th is especially linked to the “Deaths of Ufologists,” including a loss as recently as 2015.

On Thursday, June 16, 2016 (6.16.16), Marco Rubio (“Mars Red”) took his first flight on Air Force One with President Obama to Orlando, to meet the families of the victims of the Pulse shootings.

A red greeting in…

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and her husband Chuck Franco, left, greeted President Barack Obama, followed by daughter Malia Obama, on the First Family’s arrival in Roswell, New Mexico, Friday, June 17, 2016. The Obama family was traveling to Carlsbad Caverns National Park to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of America’s national park system.

Okay, over the weekend, President Obama was in Roswell, New Mexico, and Donald Trump held a fundraising meeting in Barry Goldwater’s old Arizona home, ”Be-nun-i-kin,” which is Navajo for ”house on top of a hill.”

Trump goes to dedicate a golf course in Scotland, leaving on June 22, and opening the course on the 24th.
Certainly, my readers are feeling “something” in the air too:
Twilight language analyst Enki King wonders about

…the release date of Helen Reddy’s 1973 cover of Delta Dawn? The song popped into my head earlier, and the combination of “Dawn” in the title and “Red” in the recording artist’s name strikes me as being possibly significant, especially since the recent Red Dawn shooting rampage at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on the day of the Tony Awards drew attention to Reddy’s soft rock contemporaries Tony Orlando and Dawn. If the release date happens to be June 20, your prediction of a Red Dawn event on June 20 of this year would be reinforced. An event related to the word “Delta,” like a crash or hijacking of a Delta jet, might even be expected.

Mysteriously, no exact release date is to be found during our mutual search for Reddy’s version ofDelta Dawn, other than “June 1973.”

But this morning, Enki writes, a film studies associate found the date: “Delta Dawn was released as the first single from the album on June 11, 1973, debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 later that month, in the issue of the magazine dated June 23, and enjoyed 20 weeks there, one of which was at number one.”

Joe Mehl writes, noting that

…some things have jumped out at me regarding the Swiss tunnel ceremony leading up to the events in Orlando. The date 6.12.2016 can be summed up as 6.12.18 or the succession of 666 which no matter how you cut it the date eventually breaks down to a 9 root number for the date. I think the combination of the luciferin celebration on 6.1.2016 with a 7 root leading up to the George H W Bush Birthday of the Orlando Massacre (ritual blood sacrifice) Orlando has deep roots with Disney’s love affair with the lore of the evil deity. Also I unfortunately think that the child who was snatched by an Alligator is also symbolic and connects to the tunnel ceremony (path to the grave). I would assume 6/21/2016 being the next succession of the root 9 will be a continuation of this “summoning” Regardless of my numerical hunches about the dates, I think the root problem here is that these massacres are not put into perspective for what they really are a continuation of. Anyway, I’m not drawing any conclusions but I think your summation of the Solstice Full Moon being a volatile ticking bomb are worrisome.

Joe also mentioned the Wounded Knee Massacre, which was on my mind heavily, as well, yesterday, as I pondered the Orlando events and their Sebastian-Fort Pierce links to the Boston Marathon, during my time at the Portland Pride Parade with my wife Jenny.

I am having strong angry First Peoples thoughts, of late, for a variety of reasons.

Just in – Chris Kraska sent this my way, after reading the above: “Loren’s post reminded me of this tidbit about the Orlando shooting victim in the conspiracy theory story” from the New York Daily News:

The photo was snapped on the day Carter [a Pulse shooting survivor] was discharged from the hospital. She wore a pair of red, rhinestone “Dorothy” slippers on her feet and wrote in the pic’s caption that there was “No place like home.”

Villarreal, after reading the above, sent this along:

Ritchie Blackmore has started touring again with “Rainbow” in Germany, as of 6/16/16. He opened the show with Dorothy saying, “We’re not in Kansas anymore.” And, “There’s no place like home.”
I also saw a promo poster for Rainbow with a yellow brick road.
Ties into your post today about the ruby slippers.
Ritchie has been gone from rock for 19 years.

I expect a weird week ahead. It feels like the purple rain has moved on to be another red dawn.
(Thanks for other thoughts from Joe Mehl, Enki King, Robert Sullivan, Chris Tian, Steve Lindsay, Theo Paijmans, Robert Schneck, Nate Arthur, Andrew West Griffin, Villarreal, and many more. It is a stirring time.)

UFO Sociologist Robert L. Hall, Brother of Ufologist Richard, Died in 2013

(excerpt: Twilight Language)

The news sometimes takes a long time to reach a speciality community, especially if the local obituaries do not list that someone rather accomplished also did unusual research, such as on UFOs. This is the case in learning that Robert L. Hall has passed away on September 19, 2013.
“This news did not make the rounds of ufology,” at the time of his death, noted one* ufologist to others, yesterday. Allow me to fill in the picture of Robert’s life, in ufology and outside of it.

Robert Hall, a Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Psychology, working in his last position for 22 years at the University of Illinois in Chicago, found himself testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics – Symposium on UFOs, in 1968. (The complete statement by Dr. Robert L. Hall at the 1968 hearings can be found here.)

Hall contributed and saw his paper, “Sociological Perspectives on UFO Reports,” published in Carl Sagan and Thornton Page, eds., UFO’s: A Scientific Debate (New York: Norton, 1972: 213-222).
Robert Hall’s paper, therefore, was read widely, as it appeared in various editions of that anthology (as shown above and below):
Robert L. Hall was also the brother of famed ufologist Richard Hall, who worked for the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, from 1958 to 1969.
In 1964 Hall researched, edited, and wrote much of The UFO Evidence, a compendium of the best UFO sightings and incidents of the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s. A copy of The UFO Evidence was sent to every member of Congress in 1964, and the book is still regarded by many UFO researchers and historians as one of the best UFO books ever published.
On the morning of July 17, 2009, Richard Hall passed away due to a long battle with cancer. (See my obit on Richard Hall here.)

Richard’s brother, Robert L. Hall’s formal obituary is posted below. It does not mention his links to UFOs, nor is that connection noted in his more formal resume, also shown below.
Our condolences to the Hall family and friends, for their dual losses.
Vitae (prepared for Congress in 1968)

Born February 25, 1924, at Atlanta, Georgia. Married; 3 children.

Yale University, 1941-42. B.A. 1947.

University of Stockholm, Sweden, 1947-48.

University of Minnesota, 1949-52. M.A., 1950. Ph.D., 1953.

1. Instructor, Extension Division, University of Stockholm, Sweden, 1948.

2. Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, 1950-52.

3. Social Psychologist in the Air Force Personnel & Training Research Center, 1952-1957. Engaged in research on performance of bomber crews, the role of the aircraft commander, and processes of evaluation of small teams.

4. Assistant Professor (1957-1960) and Associate Professor (1960-62) of Sociology. Teaching social psychology, especially the processes of mass communication and opinion change. Conducting research on social psychological aspects of higher education and effects of social interaction on the learning process.

5. Program Director for Sociology and Social Psychology, National Science Foundation, 1962-1965. Administered a program of research grants and related activities to strengthen Sociology and Social Psychology in universities in the United States and to bolster understanding in these fields through basic research.

6. Associate Professor of Sociology and Psychology (1965-66) and Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Sociology (since 1966), University of Illinois at Chicago Circle.

A number of articles in Sociological and Psychological journals and chapters in professional books. A few selected publications are listed below:

Social influence on the Aircraft Commander’s role, “American Sociological Review” 1955,20,292-299.

Military Sociology, 1945-1955. “Chapter in Sociology in the United States of America,” ed. by Hans Zetterberg, Paris: UNESCO, 1966.

Group performance under feedback that confounds responses of group members. “Sociometry,” 1957,20,297-305.

The informal control of everyday behavior. Chapter in “Controlling Human Behavior,” ed. by Roy Francis, Social Science Research Center, University of Minnesota; 1959.

Two alternative learning in interdependent dyads. Chapter 12 in “Mathematical Methods in Small Group Processes,” ed. by Joan Criswell, H. Solomon, and P. Suppes, Stanford Univ. Press: 1962.

The educational influence of dormitory roommates. “Sociometry,” 1963,26,294-318 (with Ben Willerman).

The effects of different social feedback conditions upon performance in dyadic teams. Chapter in “Communication and Culture,” ed. by A. G. Smith, 1966, 353-364.

My thanks to the following people for discovering this news and informing me, via the informal network of informants: Patrick Huyghe, Walt Webb, and *Rob Swaitek.

Other ufologists’ obituaries for 2016.

“Space Critters” Ufologist Trevor James Constable Has Died

(excerpt: Twilight Language)

Another early researcher and writer in ufology has passed away. Native New Zealander Trevor James Constable, 90, died on March 31, 2016, in California.

This news comes after only recently learning of the death of Albert K. Bender, 94.

Not too surprising, because Bender and Constable were from a special era, there’s an overlap between their lives.

Ufologist Nick Redfern points out in a communique to me:

Constable contributed a letter to the book Bender Mystery Confirmed. Not many people know of this book. It was a follow-up to Bender’s Flying Saucers and the Three Men. It was published by Gray Barker. The Confirmed book is a collection of about 20 letters from people who had read Bender’s book and who wanted to comment on it.

Trevor Constable was an early foundation proponent that UFOs were actually “space animals,” and wrote about his theories beginning in the 1950s.
Trevor James Constable began reading, intensively about “flying saucers” in 1957. Using the name “Trevor James,” as the author of They Live in the Sky (1958), he tells of having attended George Van Tassel’s Giant Rock convention and learned techniques to contact a mysterious entity called “Ashtar.” Some in ufology link Constable to Men-in-Black through these learning experiences, although this merely appears to be his youthful introduction to the field. His direction found him going elsewhere in his exploration of UFOs.

Writing 24 years ago about Constable’s role in ufology, historian Jerome Clark observed:

In two books (They Live in the Sky [1958] and The Cosmic Pulse of Life [1976]) Trevor James Constable, an aviation historian, occultist, and contactee, has offered comparable theories [to other writers of creatures living in the upper atmosphere] but gone beyond them to produce infrared photographs of aerial entities he calls “critters,” which resemble one-celled life forms “complete in some cases with nuclei, nucleoli, vacuoles, and all the rest,” in the words of the late biologist and anomalist Ivan T. Sanderson, a proponent of space animals [Uninvited Visitors: A Biologist Looks at UFOs, New York: Cowles, 1967]. Constable says that these phenomena are visible to the eye only under certain circumstances, when they are perceived as meteors or UFOs. Even those skeptical of space animals have not questioned Constable’s sincerity, evidenced in his long commitment to his work, or accused him of faking his photographs. Though the photographs have never been explained, replications have been few, but not nonexistent. ~ Jerome Clark, The Emergence of a Phenomenon: UFOs from the Beginning through 1959 ~ The UFO Encyclopedia – Volume 2 (Chicago: Omnigraphics, 1992: 317)

A summary of his theory appears in Wikipedia:

After reading about radionics and Wilhelm Reich’s orgone, Constable became convinced that supposed UFOs were in fact living organisms. He set out to prove his theorem by taking a camera with him, fitted with an ultra-violet lens and high-speed film. The processed pictured showed signs of discolouration, which Constable insisted were proof of amoeba-like animals inhabiting the sky.
Reviewing his new found ‘evidence’, Constable was moved to write in two books that the creatures, though not existing outside of the “infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum,” had been on this Earth since it was more gaseous than solid. He claimed that the creatures belonged to a new offshoot of evolution, and that the species should be classified under macrobacteria. According to Constable, the creatures could be the size of a coin or as large as half a mile across.
The biology of the creatures supposedly meant that they were visible to radar, even when not to the naked eye. To explain supposed cattle (and occasionally human) mutilations, Constable theorised that the use of radar angered the organisms, who would become predatory when provoked. Source.

So what we find is that “inspired by Wilhelm Reich’s orgone energy, Ruth Drown’s radionics, the writing of Charles Fort and Arthur Conan Doyle’s story The Horror of the Heights, Constable became convinced that the UFOs he heard so much about in the 1950s weren’t alien spacecraft, but living beings,” wrote frequent Fortean Times contributor Mark Pilkington in The Guardian in 2005.

But is it not a zoologist who would have these supposed creatures as Amoebae constablea, named after their discoverer, as Pilkington writes. Nor is it “crypto-zoologists” [sic], as Wikipedia would have you consider the basis of that Latin name.

No, the author of Ablaze! is the source of this piece of Constable lore.  The Fortean researcher “Larry Arnold believes that these plasmamoeboids–whom he dubs in gratitude to Mr. Constable with the scientific name Amoebae constablea–emit energies that may be a cause of Spontaneous Human Combustion if they are in close proximity to a human being,” notes Andrew Gaze.

Trevor Constable took the photograph directly above, on May 17, 1958, at Giant Rock, California, the object above the ridge was not seen by witnesses at the time.

The Cosmic Pulse of Life was revised and reissued at Sky Creatures: Living UFOs, in 1978.

Trevor Constable was still taking photographs that he said were of living UFOs into the 21st century.
In lectures early in the 2000s, Constable would use NASA’s own space infrared films to show evidence of space animals, as can be seen five minutes into the video posted above. Constable would also make appearances on radio programs.
Cloud busting
Constable, after becoming interested in the cloud busting work of Wilhelm Reich, studied the field.

Trevor James Constable, originally from New Zealand, worked in the merchant marines for over 31 years as a merchant marine radio officer, he travelled on enormous ships crossing the north eastern pacific ocean over 300 times, this gave him the opportunity to experiment with his research based on Wilhelm Reich’s work.

 Constable (left), LeMay (right)

After Trevor retired from the Merchant Marines, Trevor launched the world’s first Airborne Etheric (another name for Orgone) Weather Engineering Operation based in Singapore from the late 1980s to the 2000; Trevor worked with US Air Force retired Colonel W.A.”Willy” Schauer, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer George K. C. Wuu and US Air Force General retired Curtis Emerson LeMay [November 15, 1906 – October 1, 1990]. Trevor has proven rain records, radar and federal filling showing his success. Source.

Aviation Histories

Trevor Constable was also a military historian and author, having written eleven non-fiction books, many well known to aficionados of famous fighter aces. Mostly coauthored with Colonel Raymond F. Toliver, Trevor J. Constable’s titles included Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe, The Blond Knight of Germany: A Biography of Erich Hartmann, and many similar books. In 2015, a volume appeared combining his interest in little-known military histories, UFOs, and rainmaking, entitled Hidden History, Rain Engineering and UFO Reality.



Trevor James Constable had a long and varied life.
Living in San Pedro, California, at the time of his death on March 31, 2016, he was born September 17, 1925, in Wellington, New Zealand.

Wikipedia (unaware that Constable had died earlier, as of 4.16.2016), nevertheless, have online a thoughtful entry on the man, and recalled Constable “served 31 years at sea, 26 of them as a radio officer in the U.S. merchant marine.”

Constable is remembered in his official obituary as “a prolific author of WW2 aviation histories, and pioneer in the subjects of ufology, and rain engineering. Professionally, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines at age 17 and worked for most of that time as the radio-electronics officer. Later he was employed by Matson Shipping and served as the Communication’s Officer aboard the U. S. Maui for nearly two decades.
Besides his writing and research work, Mr. Constable was known to have a great understanding of homeopathy and good health, a love for cats, a remarkable vocabulary, and a wonderful sense of humor.”
He is survived by his wife Gloria of 35 years, and his daughter Diana (Neroni) currently of Las Vegas, and grandson Maximilian Constable now living in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Trevor James Constable has many admirers in ufology.

(h/t to Patrick Huyghe for this sad news.)